Kidnapping

Kidnapping is the act of taking someone against their will and holding them in captivity. It is a serious crime that is punishable by law in most jurisdictions.

Kidnapping can involve a variety of motivations, including ransom, extortion, political or ideological reasons, or personal vendettas. It can also be a component of other crimes, such as human trafficking or sexual assault.

If you or someone you know has been kidnapped, it is important to seek help and assistance as soon as possible. You can contact the authorities, such as the police or FBI, or you can call a crisis hotline for help and support. It is important to follow any instructions given by the kidnappers in order to stay safe and to try to secure your release as soon as possible.

 

 

For Virginia survivors, the scars of human trafficking may include a criminal record they can’t erase
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For Virginia survivors, the scars of human trafficking may include a criminal record they can’t erase

After that, rape became a regular part of her life. But landlords and employers don’t see the years Holmes spent as a human trafficking victim. They just see the litany of charges — including identity theft and drug possession — that came about as a …

CR Ep 094: Human Trafficking Preventucation with Billy Joe Cain and NASA UAP Report with Mike Turber
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CR Ep 094: Human Trafficking Preventucation with Billy Joe Cain and NASA UAP Report with Mike Turber

Posted on September 20, 2023 Read the original on CuriousRealm.com here. In the first part of this episode of the Curious Realm host Christopher Jordan welcomes founder of Radical Empathy Education Foundation and co-founder of PBJ Learning, Billy Joe Cain. We discuss recent developments in the cause of human trafficking prevention, and how groundbreaking technologies like Virtual Reality can…

Social media depictions of trafficking can cause harm
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Social media depictions of trafficking can cause harm

Editor’s note: we cover this situation in articles tagged with “human trafficking panic,” like this one: Social Media “Human Trafficking Panic” Posts. Get educated, not fooled. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — You’ve likely seen the posts. A friend of a friend posts a screenshot of a post from another friend. In it is a fraught tale…

Right-wing group warns of ‘surge in human trafficking,’ despite lack of local cases
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Right-wing group warns of ‘surge in human trafficking,’ despite lack of local cases

Editor’s note: this is an example of news / commentary in America.  A conservative women’s group rallied nearly 100 people last month to raise the alarm about the growing threat of human trafficking to local children — despite a dearth of local cases. “Human trafficking is all around us, we just don’t know it,” Alcinda…

“It happens all the time:” Human trafficking in Baltimore
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“It happens all the time:” Human trafficking in Baltimore

It usually doesn’t happen the way it does in the movies. The dramatic kidnapping scenes we learn to fear as kids – that’s not how human trafficking typically goes down. “The van’s not gonna pull up and yank you into the back of the van. The stuff you see in “taken” is extremely, extremely rare,…

Human trafficking: A network of crime hidden across a vast American landscape
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Human trafficking: A network of crime hidden across a vast American landscape

When Bekah Charleston was first targeted as a human trafficking victim, there were no whips, chains or white vans — just a kind face and a fake name who offered her a safe place to stay. As a 17-year-old Texas runaway, Charleston thought she was finding safe haven from drug dealers she had gotten involved…

Prevention Cohort LIVE Ep 6: AMP Model Discussion; Social Media “Human Trafficking Panic” Posts
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Prevention Cohort LIVE Ep 6: AMP Model Discussion; Social Media “Human Trafficking Panic” Posts

Come learn about new tools to end human trafficking through prevention education. We go through the AMP Model to teach the definition.

The REAL Story Of “The Sound of Freedom” | Operation Triple Take
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The REAL Story Of “The Sound of Freedom” | Operation Triple Take

Did you know the heart-pounding beach rescue depicted in “Sound of Freedom” is based on O.U.R.’s real Operation Triple Take?

Get an inside look at our undercover operators and hear their first-hand accounts of that day in 2014 as they share the harsh reality of human trafficking and the raw emotion they felt as they watched “Sound of Freedom.”

O.U.R.’s Operation Triple Take involved three simultaneous takedowns in three different Colombian cities to rescue victims of sex trafficking in 2014. On that day, 20 traffickers were arrested and 123 survivors were freed from the devastating hold of sex slavery.